Higher Education

Higher Education

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

Science & Arts logoCelebrating a century of service as Oklahoma’s only public liberal arts college, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma – nationally ranked for quality and value – is a recognized leader and innovator in interdisciplinary studies.

Like the best private liberal arts colleges, Science & Arts offers small classes, award-winning faculty committed to teaching (91 percent have the terminal degree), and a campus culture that fosters close faculty-student interaction and undergraduate research opportunities. Science & Arts dedicates itself to educating the whole student, encourages personal development through public service, and offers nationally ranked teams in five sports.

The college was founded in 1908 as a women’s institution, Oklahoma College for Women (OCW), the first college created by Oklahoma’s first legislature. Science & Arts is one of only seven state institutions with similar missions ever created in the United States. Other than the University of Oklahoma, Science & Arts has the oldest original mission of any state college or university in Oklahoma. It is the only Oklahoma college to be named a National Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.

Mission Statement: As the state’s sole public liberal arts college, the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma provides a distinctive education in the liberal arts and sciences, supporting both its interdisciplinary core curriculum and major fields of study with superior teaching. Through its inclusive learning environment, Science & Arts fosters diversity of thought and practice to help students realize meaningful, purposeful and productive lives as global citizens in a rapidly changing world.

Canadian Valley Technology Center

CV Tech LogoCanadian Valley Technology Center provides high-tech educational opportunities for high school students, adults, small businesses and large corporations.

Since 1970, Canadian Valley’s Business and Industry Services (BIS) team has helped Canadian, Grady, and a part of Oklahoma County businesses increase productivity, growth and profits, by providing effective, cost-cutting services and training solutions.


Colleges and Universities Within 45 minutes of Chickasha

University of Oklahoma (OU) – Norman

Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) – South Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City University – Oklahoma City

Southern Nazarene University – Bethany

Oklahoma State University Oklahoma City (OSU/OKC) – Oklahoma City

University of Central Oklahoma – Edmond

Rose State College – Midwest City

Cameron University – Lawton